Boomerang have the big ideas at Bluesfest

BOOMERANG at Bluesfest have announced more artists for 2016, as well as the playing schedule.

Northern NSW's first global indigenous arts and culture festival is bringing the culture to Bluesfest big time in 2016, in one of Australia's most exciting cultural collaborations, between Bluesfest Director Peter Noble and internationally revered arts curator and local Bundjalung woman, Rhoda Roberts.

On the lands of the Arakwal, of the Bundjalung Nation, The Boomerang Precinct, beside the Jambalaya Stage provides a safe, family-friendly program of arts and age-old culture and rituals, along with workshops and interactive experiences.

First Nations musicians are embedded in the Bluesfest program as they have always been.

More names have been added to the rousing, diverse Talks & Ideas program - where brilliant minds from around the world will discuss important topics about culture, the environment, politics, food, medicine, love, life, death and everything in between.

Plus the Workshops program has now been announced, complete with fun & educational experiences for young children and adults alike.

This interactive, live arts and cultural exchange generously shared by our local people will move and enlighten you with the cultural depth - and you even get the chance to walk away with your own creation.

The full playing schedule can be seen here.

The second Boomerang artist announcement features the Talks and Ideas program with:

  • George Negus, Amelia Telford, Letila Mitchell, The Hon. Tony Burke and Getano Bann with Frontline Change - A Climate Change discussion
  • Clarence Slockee & Clayton Donovon with Keeping the natives green - Medicine, Plants & Foraging
  • Joe Williams with The Enemy Within
  • George Negus, John Faunt & Tenzin Cheogyal with The Boat Debate
  • Richard Frankland with Conversations with the Dead
  • Craig Pilkington and Nancy Bates In Conversation with Archie Roach
  • Troy Brady with Music and Chemo

More information can be found here.